Nantucket Sleighride

Album: Nantucket Sleighride (1971)
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  • Owen Chase photographed as an old man. Chase was First Mate on the Essex, and wrote a first hand account of its last voyage and the horrific consequences of the shipwreck.

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  • Bob from Evanston, IlThis is not ironic:

    "Ironically, Felix was shot dead by Gail on April 17, 1983. She received a lenient sentence for criminally negligent homicide, and was a free woman two years later."
  • Steve from St LouisThe song was written by Felix Pappalardi and his girlfriend Gail Collins (who painted herself on the album cover). “Robin-Marie” was a woman Pappalardi was cheating on Collins with. Collins passive-aggressively wrote her into the song, subsequently married Pappalardi, and then shot and killed him.
  • Ken from Philadelphia, PaLeslie West was (and is) one of the great guitarists of the rock era. A Rolling Stone magazine article from 2010 tells a story of Jimi Hendrix openly wondering if West (who was recording with Mountain in an adjacent studio) was a better guitarist than he was. Sure that might have been due in part to Hendrix's own insecurity but it was most definitely a commentary on the work West was doing.
  • Cliff from Oakdale, NySaw Leslie West 2 years ago at the Boltan YMCA Theater in Bayshore NY he was wonderful. Played this tune. Talked to him after the show and he could hardly walk. He lost his leg to diabetes recently. I wish him nothing but the best. He is a great performer.
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